FOOD & TRADITIONAL MARKET TOUR
Dwaeji Gukbap (Pork and Rice Soup)
This soup is a local dish of Busan. You put rice into the soup, which has thinly sliced pork on the top. The origin of this dish dates back to the Korean War, when refugees used pig bones, instead of ox bones, to make broth. The Busan-style pork and rice soup is characterized by thick and cloudy broth made by boiling pork bones for a long time.
Milmyeon (Wheat Noodles)
The origin of this dish dates back to the Korean War, as well. As it was hard to get buckwheat to make cold noodles, people started adding potato starch to flour to give a springy texture to the noodles. At that time, the dish was called “wheat-flour cold noodles” or “Gyeongsangdo-style cold noodles”. Light and springy noodles in sweet and sour broth with a thin layer of ice on the top: milmyeon has become a dish that represents Busan.
Jeonridan-gil & Beomnidan-gil
When Jeonpo-dong, an area famous for its tool shops, went downhill, small and distinctive cafés, restaurants, and workshops started coming into this area. Now, the area is often referred to as “Jeonpo Café Street” and “Jeonridan-gil” (named after Gyeongridan-gil, an area in Seoul full of hottest and popular dining spots).
Dongcheon-ro, Busanjin-gu, Busan
Beomridan-gil is located on the way towards Beomeosa Temple, so you can relax in nature at the foothills of Geumjeongsan Mountain.
The alley towards Beomeosa Temple (The area in and around San 2-1, Cheongnyong-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Busan)
Gukje Market & Kkangtong Market
Gukje Market and Kkangtong Market have become must-visit spots in Busan. Gukje Market was created after the Korean War as all kinds of supplies flew into this area, and it became famous as a movie Ode to My Father was filmed here.
Sinchang-dong 4-ga, Jung-gu, Busan Metropolitan City
Kkangtong Market in Bupyeong-dong started opening a night market daily for the first time in Korea. The street vendors sell a variety of snacks, such as ssiat hotteok (sugar-filled seeded griddlecake), eomuk (fish cake), and tteokgalbi (grilled rib patties).
Bupyeong-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Busan Metropolitan City
Famous for its catch phrase, “Come! Look! Buy!”, Jagalchi Market is Busan’s signature fish market and Korea’s biggest fish market. It is a must-see in Busan because not only a variety of seafood and other dishes are special, but also you can feel vitality and warm affection specific to Busan.